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Sleep And Your Golf Performance

by Coach Stephen on

Fact:  A less-than-stellar night’s sleep will have a negative impact on your golf performance… and usually a lot more than you might think.

And if you’re like most of the golfers I work with, you’re sleep deprived most of the time.  Keep in mind, that I am referring to quality sleep.  So you may be in bed for 8 hours, but still be deprived of the benefits that quality sleep provides.

Here are just a few of the ways that you and your golf performance are at risk when you don’t log quality “ZZZZ  Time”:

1) Decreases your fine motor skills and neuromuscular pathways – really a downer, as your consistent golf swing is dependent on these functions.

2) Promotes inflamation i.e. that nagging wrist, elbow, shoulder or low back pain that won’t go away.

3) Weakens your immune system – playing with a cold or the flu… really takes the fun out of it, eh?

4) Negatively impacts your problem solving skills i.e. between clubs with an uphill lie and a left to right breeze…

5)  Makes you fat.  Although a couple of world’s best golfers are overweight, I wouldn’t recommend this as a strategy for optimal health or peak golf performance.

If the above information might make you bolt awake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, not to worry, because a good friend of mine (and an incredible coach) is going to tell you several things you can do to prevent this from happening.

His name is Ben Greenfield, and I’m going to give you a link below that goes directly to one of his blog posts on optimizing your sleep.  All of this information is free, and he even has a cool video on circadian rhythms.  If you are a geek like me, you’ll dig it.  Although Ben’s predominant sport expertise is triathlons, I can highly recommend ANY of the advise he gives (and he gives a lot) for you Renegade Golfers.  These are tips and tricks that will improve your overall health, and set you up for your consistent golf performance.

Check out the optimal sleep blog post below:

Slash strokes by getting quality sleep <—– Click Here

There is a mountain of brilliant recommendations in that post.  Please let me know what you think, and keep me posted on your progress.

Let’s get some REAL sleep, and Get After Old Man Par!

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